Listening for the Alien Heartbeat

In one of my usual displays of poor judgement, I arrive in Estonia in Winter.
In winter people here drink hard drink and go ice fishing:

Estonia - Ice FishingThe parks and harbours freeze up,
and the line between land and sea gets blurred:

Estonia - Frozen Land, Frozen SeaEven walking around the capital, my face freezes up and I am unable to speak.
So I decide to take an apartment and wait it out, sitting beside my window:

Estonia - SnowfallThe upside is it makes for elegant evenings.

Estonia - Elegant after a SnowfallI regret there is no tuxedo in my backpack.
The evenings here really call for a dinner suit.

(events 30 Mar 2013)


15 Responses to “Tuxedo Evenings”

    • alienheartbeat

      Well, a tux alone would be not enough. You can’t wear a tux with boots and wool socks. Plus, a tux is s much a frame of mind as a suit 😉

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      • Victoria

        I agree! It is a frame of mind. But, who said you can’t wear boots and wool socks with a suit or tux? 😀

        Reply
  1. wewerenothing

    The blue haze photo makes for a great Currier and Ives painting.
    Pray tell where you’d be going in your tux, if you had one???

    Reply
  2. Dina

    I had to come back for a second look, the atmosphere and the sound of your words stir something in me. Thank you.

    Reply
    • alienheartbeat

      Thanks. Possibly because Estonia is almost as far north as the south of Norway, and so I guess has some similarities.

      Reply
    • alienheartbeat

      Thanks. in fact I didn’t do any color post processing – I think it was just a result of the white balance setting in the camera. I sometimes forget to change it when the quality of the light changes. And in some light, I don’t really know what to change it to.

      Reply
  3. Jessica

    Love this. There is something magical about snow, although I would hate to have to shovel it from my driveway! Also, I get cold easily… But I love snow. And, somehow, I see what you mean about the tux.

    Reply

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